So much has changed, but our needs haven’t changed. While school buildings are closed, we need, more than ever, to fulfill our most fundamental human needs: the desire to connect with others, a sense of being together in all this, and a feeling of our own capacities to thrive and do good, even in times of trouble.
Many of us, adults and students alike, are worried for our loved ones and overwhelmed by the ever-shifting changes to our daily lives. Purposeful moments of connection, including virtual Crew meetings, can nurture a sense of belonging, purpose, and agency—vital ingredients for helping students and educators to sustain their resilience and focus during these times.
Based on what we and our partners have learned so far, this collection offers our recommended moves and resources for getting started, for facilitating virtual crew with students, and for leading staff crew, whether your school is doing crew synchronously, asynchronously, or some combination of the two.